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RIHANNA, BEYONCÉ AND MORE SPEAK OUT AGAINST SHOOTING OF PROTESTORS IN NIGERIA

Rihanna, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj are among the stars using their social media platforms to speak out against the horrific and ongoing violence in Nigeria.

A number of people have been killed while protesting police brutality after soldiers from the Special Anti-Robber Squad (SARS) opened fire at a protest site in the Lekki area of Lagos, sparking calls to #endSARS.



“I can’t bare to see this torture and brutalisation that is continuing to affect nations across our planets!,” Rihanna posted in her Instagram stories.

“It’s such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by. My heart is broken for Nigeria man!!! It is unbearable to watch! I’m so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right!”

Rihanna, Photo: lev radin/Shutterstock.com

Rihanna (Photo: lev radin/Shutterstock.com)

Beyoncé also shared a message on Instagram and directed her 155 million fans to her website where she lists a number of organisations including Feminist Coalition and Connected Development who are working on the ground to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.

“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS,” she says in a statement.

“To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.”

 

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Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and Chance The Rapper also condemned the shootings and shared these messages on Twitter:

Image Credits: Rihanna (Ron Adar/Shutterstock.com); Beyonce (DFree/Shutterstock.com); Nicki Minaj (Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com).

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